Scott Creek invasive English ivy removal for Earth Day

Members of Eagle Ridge United Church with volunteers from Hoy-Scott Watershed Society in front of a dump truck full of English Ivy

Hoy Scott Watershed Society joined the congregation of Eagle Ridge United Church (ERUC)  in honour of International Earth Day 2015 on April 19th to remove invasive plants (mainly English Ivy) and garbage from the banks of Scott Creek south of Guildford Way and Eagleridge Drive.

In total over 50 people came out, thanks to Eagle Ridge United. The photo above, provided by ERUC, is only a portion of those who lent a hand. “Improving the quality of this valuable habitat by removing invasive plants and garbage, and helping to restore native vegetation, is one small way our congregation is giving back to our neighbourhood” says Ingrid Brown, Associate Pastor for ERUC.

 A father and son plant a non-invasive tree after heavy removal of English ivy, an invasive species (Photo: Robbin Whachell)

A father and son plant a non-invasive tree after heavy removal of English ivy, an invasive species (Photo: Robbin Whachell)

“The Hoy/Scott Watershed Society has been working to remove invasive plants around the hatchery on Hoy Creek and it was great to work in the Scott Creek corridor in partnership with Eagle Ridge United Church” said president Lindsay Pollock.

Established in the Hoy-Scott watershed in 1987, Eagle Ridge United Church is located squarely between Hoy and Scott Creeks, which join together before entering into the Coquitlam River. Both creeks support numerous species of salmon, including chum, coho, pink and steelhead, and provide habitat for a diversity of wildlife in this urbanized neighbourhood.

Established in the Hoy-Scott watershed in 1987, Eagle Ridge United Church is located squarely between Hoy and Scott Creeks, which join together before entering into the Coquitlam River. Both creeks support numerous species of salmon, including chum, coho, pink and steelhead, and provide habitat for a diversity of wildlife in this urbanized neighbourhood.

 Beautiful Scott Creek, south of Guildford Way  (Photo: Robbin Whachell)

Beautiful Scott Creek, south of Guildford Way  (Photo: Robbin Whachell)